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“Good basic lodging with a great view”

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Whitcomb Summit Retreat
Ranked #1 of 1 Florida B&B and Inns
Oakland, California
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Good basic lodging with a great view”
Reviewed 25 August 2013

Wonderful place to stay if your goal is a clean, comfortable no frills room with a good bed to get a quiet night's sleep in a scenic area. Not chain-motel modern or upscale but oh, the view outside is spectacular. Yes, it does look like the one on their website (see mine). As mentioned, the owner is very personable and helpful. This really enhanced the stay and made us feel at home. He recently bought the place and is in the process of upgrading it. He upgraded us to a BIG room with queen bed that had enough space for two beds and more. The continental breakfast was good for this type - many cereals, granola bars, fruit, juice, donuts, etc. The rates were very reasonable so the value is excellent. There is nothing outside but a few picnic tables but that may change with time.

As an aside, Linda's Cafe in North Adams (where the owner sent us) has great basic old-fashioned breakfast for an outrageously low price. The blueberry pancakes were unbelievably big and full of berries.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Westchester, New York, United States
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

It's easy to pass this nondescript-looking motel by...but it's a diamond in the rough. Situated on the summit of Florida Mountain, I doubt you could find a better view for the money anywhere in Massachusettes.
The rooms are plain and furnished simply, but they're very clean and spacious. The towels are big and fluffy, the beds are comfy, and there's wifi throughout.
It's a great place to relax, while still being close to attractions like MassMoca, zip lining, hiking, and cruising the gorgeous Mohawk Trail.
But the phenomenal view of endless mountains and sky is the kicker.
I've been coming here for years, and have seen it change hands 3 times. The place looked run down, and it always seemed to be a struggle for the owners to get it in decent shape. But it seems the new owner, Jim, is turning it around. In the short time since he took over, he's been working hard at making improvements. Jim is super-friendly and helpful, and seems to really enjoy having guests. We look forward to returning and seeing how things progress.

Room Tip: To be sure of access to the balcony and an amazing view, request a second floor room.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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North Adams, Massachusetts, United States
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

Hello my name is Andy Bedard I live in North Adams Mass...this past July my family from Maine came to visit me and I decided to give this place a try,,, well not only was it very accommodating but the owner and I became good friend's...the second night we were there it was sold out. My family from Maine expressed they would stay here every time they visit . Thank You Jim

Room Tip: All rooms have the same beautiful quality
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Middleboro, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

My sister, our father and I each rented a room for our overnight accommodations as we traveled together for a road trip. Each of our rooms appeared to be freshly painted and had clean carpeting. Our beds had fresh, crisp linens, quality pillows, and there were lots of clean, fluffy white towels in our bathrooms. In the morning we enjoyed relaxing on the porch as the sun burned the haze of the mountain view to reveal a beautiful distant lake. Of course the proprietor can't take credit for the amazing views, but he certainly can take credit for creating a warm and welcoming retreat.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Margo V, General Manager at Whitcomb Summit Retreat, responded to this review, 2 August 2013
Thank you for taking your time to let us know how much you enjoyed your stay with us. We're glad you found everything clean and comfortable and look forward to seeing you back!
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jppelle1
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 27 July 2013

First of all the views of the sunrise each morning was absolutely amazing. The Whitcomb Summit Retreat is the best of both worlds with all the benefits of a hotel but, with the feel of camping. It was exactly what we needed to recharge the batteries and unplug from the world. The Retreat is located on top of Florida Mountain on the Mohawk trail. We had access to all the attractions on both sides of the summit and the views along the Mohawk Trail are wonderful. On top of these great things, the owner/handyman/concierge Jim was the best. Jim was a wealth of knowledge and was so friendly and helpful. The Whitcomb Summit Retreat is a wonderful experience. I'm looking forward to a return visit to see the growth of this hidden gem! Best of Luck Jim!

Room Tip: We stayed at the end of the building away from the rest of the guests. Quiet and Peaceful.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Margo V, General Manager at Whitcomb Summit Retreat, responded to this review, 30 July 2013
We're so glad you were able to rest and recharge during your stay here. Thank you for your review and we hope to see you back soon!
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fall river
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 12 July 2013

I stayed here the week of the WILCO FESTIVAL and the pillows were soooo soft, I felt like I was sleeping on a cloud. The views are amazing and even the lightening storm we all watched from the deck was out of this world. Great continental breakfast and you will not find friendlier hosts anywhere on the mountain...especially just before going to the Hairpin turn. The place looks great- like it has been freshly painted and I had HBO all week long! Will be back in September for the MASS MOCA Fresh Grass festival ...can't wait!!

Room Tip: definately top deck for the views
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Seekonk
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

The views are absolutely amazing and the inn is located right in the middle of all the attractions... zip lining, white river rafting, MoCA, etc. Highly recommended if you're looking for a peaceful, relaxing stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Margo V, General Manager at Whitcomb Summit Retreat, responded to this review, 14 July 2013
Thank you for taking your time to write about your experience at the Whitcomb Summit Retreat. We're delighted you chose to honeymoon here and look forward to seeing you for your anniversary if not before then!
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Property: Whitcomb Summit Retreat
Address: 229 Mohawk Trl, Florida, MA 01247-9620 (Formerly Whitcomb Summit Motel)
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Berkshires > Florida
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Florida
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Whitcomb Summit Retreat 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Whitcomb Summit Retreat is a 19 acre mountain top property with a newly increased view of the Northern Berkshires including Berkshire East Ski Resort, Bear Swamp and on a clear day, Mount Monadnock in Jaffrey, New Hampshire... approximately 65 miles away!! Our retreat (formerly known as the Whitcomb Summit Motel and the Whitcomb Summit Resort) has become renown for it's breathtaking mountain-top views, including 3 New England states!!! ... more   less 
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